My heart grieves. My heart grieves and so does the heart of God for the loss of George Floyd.
~”Jesus wept.” ~John 11:35, ESV~
It was my first time scrolling through the news feed of one of my social media pages. I was scrolling through my news feed on social media and recently noticed that the judge sentenced Derek Chauvin, a police officer, to two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter on April 20th, 2021.
From the eyes of the world, justice was served. From the eyes of God, justice was served, but He still grieves with the world for the tragic loss of Floyd.
Chauvin murdered Floyd on May 20th 2020 after a store clerk accused Floyd of giving a counterfeit $20.00 bill to the store clerk. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, causing Floyd to speak the words out loud, “I can’t breathe,” shortly before he died.
When I read about this story on my news feed on social media, I paused and began to reflect. I wondered to myself, “How could this happen?” At the same time, I had faith that God knew what He was doing as He allowed for justice to be served a few days ago.
Last year, I saw protests across the country on the news. I saw people of all kinds and races protesting in regards to the death of George Floyd. I silently prayed to myself regarding this act of injustice that was committed against this African-American man and grieved with his family.
~”Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, NIV~
And it is with these words that I would like to speak a blessing over George Floyd and his family.
I thank You for the life that George Floyd lived. I thank You for his family and speak peace over them in the midst of this time of grieving and loss. I pray that even though justice was served in regards to the death of George Floyd that his legacy shall live on in America and beyond. I pray that not by might nor by power, but by your Holy Spirit that the legacy of George Floyd shall live on and be remembered by Americans of all races and walks of life. I speak blessings over the life that George Floyd lived as well as blessings over the Floyd family and household today. I give you the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ name,
God bless you.